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Antique Karadja (Karaja, Qarajeh) rug, Iranian Azerbaijan

Lot: 132
Karaja Long Rug: Large cruciforms of diagonal leaves in green and cochineal red have been placed along the central axis and interspersed with rosettes. Further rosettes and smaller flowers are aligned along the sides of the field. Known from Karabagh carpets in the neighbouring Southern Caucasus and Kurdish carpets from Azerbaijan, this design was rarely woven in the Karaja region. – Somewhat reduced at the bottom, the original multicoloured flat-woven selvedges survive. Slight signs of wear in the pile, good overall condition.
North West Persia, Azerbaijan
345 x 120 cm
Second half 19th century
7.000,00 €
BAUSBACK, PETER, Antike orientalische Knüpfkunst. Mannheim 1977, p. 59 *** BURNS, JAMES D., Antique Rugs of Kurdistan. A Historical Legacy of Woven Art. London 2002, no. 51

Major Spring Auction

Auction date: Saturday 23. May 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles